If that spot holds, the Heat would tip-off against the third-place team in the Eastern Conference, currently occupied by the Cavaliers, unless the Philadelphia 76ers runs the board in their last few games to grab third place.
In Miami’s 30-year franchise history, it has never run across or over the Cavaliers in post-season games: not once.
This epic series would be something waiting to happen since Wade and James were both drafted in 2003, but never did in their 15 seasons, until possibly now.
The Cavaliers would come in as overwhelming favorites, with the Heat given the same odds as UMBC defeating Virginia.
Both future Hall-of-Fame candidates have felt the exhilaration of winning multiple NBA Championships as teammates, but to confront each other as adversaries in the “real season would be the ultimate challenge for both.
Either player having to end his season after the series ends would feel a “Vice” experience.